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City of Cuzco

Peru
Factors affecting the property in 1996*
  • Housing
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Major urban rehabilitation projects
  • Institutional cooperation to be improved
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1996
Requests approved: 1 (from 1986-1986)
Total amount approved : 25,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1996**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1996

At its twentieth session in June 1996, the Bureau took note of information provided by the Secretariat regarding projects in the historical city of Cuzco that could have a negative impact on the World Heritage values of the site. It invited the authorities to establish appropriate planning mechanisms for the historical city of Cuzco and to inform the Committee through its Secretariat, in conformity with Paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines, of major restorations or new constructions which may affect the World Heritage value of the property.

To date, no reply has been received from the Peruvian authorities.

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1996

The Bureau may wish to adopt the following text and transmit it to the Committee for noting:

The Bureau reiterates its invitation to the authorities to establish appropriate planning mechanisms for the historical city of Cuzco and to inform the Committee through its Secretariat, in conformity with Paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines, of major restorations or new constructions which may affect the World Heritage value of the property.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1996
20 BUR IV.7
The City of Cusco (Peru)

The Bureau took note of information provided by the Secretariat regarding projects in the historical city of Cusco that could have a negative impact on the World Heritage values of the site. It invited the authorities to establish appropriate planning mechanisms for the historical city of Cusco and to inform the Committee through its Secretariat, in conformity with Paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines, of major restorations or new constructions which may affect the World Heritage value of the property.

20 COM VII.D.53/54
SOC: City of Cusco (Peru)

VII. 53 City of Cusco (Peru)

At its twentieth session in June 1996, the Bureau took note of information provided by the Secretariat regarding projects in the historical City of Cusco that could have a negative impact on the World Heritage values of the site. It invited the authorities to establish appropriate planning mechanisms for the historical City of Cusco.

The Secretariat informed the Committee that no substantive reply had been received to the concerns expressed by the Bureau. However, the Peruvian authorities had submitted a request for technical cooperation. The Secretariat informed the Committee that the request provided information on the deficient management arrangements in Cusco and the lack of a master plan for the City. The assistance would provide advice on the creation of a Commission for the Historical City of Cusco, which would oversee the urban development planning and construction and restoration projects, as well as advice on the preparation of a master plan. The Committee urged again the authorities to establish appropriate planning mechanisms for the historical City of Cusco. It decided that the request for technical cooperation submitted by the Government of Peru will be approved upon receipt, by 15 April 1997, of a state of conservation report as requested by the Bureau at its twentieth session.

Report year: 1996
Peru
Date of Inscription: 1983
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)(iv)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 20COM (1996)
Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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